Office of Educator Certification

Praxis II FAQs

What is the Praxis II exam?

According to the website, the "Praxis II Subject Assessments measure knowledge of specific subjects that K-12 educators will teach, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge."

Who should take the Praxis II exam?

As of September 1, 2014, the Praxis II exam is required for educators receiving initial certification or additional field and subject endorsements (middle grades is the exception).  UNK will not recommend students for certification before they have taken the appropriate Praxis II exam.

Students who complete an education program, apply, and pay for a Nebraska certificate before September 1, 2015, are only required to take the appropriate Praxis II.  Students who apply and pay for a Nebraska certificate on or after September 1, 2015, are required to pass the appropriate Praxis II. 

The Praxis II is not required for those receiving supplemental endorsements or the middle grades field endorsement.  

Which test should I take?

Determining which test to take is an important step before going through the registration process.  Visit the website and choose the Nebraska State Testing Requirements, or click here to go directly to the Nebraska Praxis II tests.

What can I expect on my test?

The ETS website and the Calvin T. Ryan Library offer free information on the Praxis II exams.  You may also purchase materials through bookstores and online retailers, including

Where are the tests offered?

You may take the exam at UNK's testing center, located in the College of Education Building, or at any other authorized testing center in the nation. Testing centers are located in the following Nebraska towns: Chadron, Kearney, Lincoln, Omaha, and Scottsbluff. Click here to find testing centers in Nebraska and across the country.

When are the tests offered?

Click here for test dates.

How much does the test cost?

The Praxis II test fees vary.  Click here to view fees.

How do I register?

After you have determined which Praxis II exam(s) you must take, click here to register.  Remember your username and password so that you are able to retrieve your scores later.